Tour 20: Kgalagadi-Mabuasehube Camping KAA Wilderness Trail-Botswana


This tour is for the true adventurer! Most of the time we will have enough water just to have a small shower under an Acacia tree. All the camps are unfenced – giving us the true Kalahari feeling…


Tour Program

DAY 1 – Cullinan Farm

Depart 8h30 from your guesthouse in Upington – drive to Kuruman –Hotazel-Black Rock.

Overnight: Cullinan Farm – 200km

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

DAY 2 and 3 – Mabuasehube game reserve

Early morning departure through Tsabong to this unspoilt part of the Kalahari. IMPORTANT: This is also an unfenced camp. The magic of these camps are the fact that we are very close to the magic of the Kalahari, making you feel much closer to nature.

We spend our time doing several game drives. This is prime predator area, and if we are lucky we might see the big cats, or if we are really lucky the big cats will visit us. Again your guide will handle the situation, as we have been doing these tours for many years. Every morning we do a walk to inspect the animal tracks around our camp. Many times the Leopard visits us, most of the time the only evidence will be his tracks in the Kalahari sand.

Overnight: Mabuasehube camping – unfenced – water available – 200km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

DAY 4 – KAA 4X4 Trail

Early departure on a safari drive to Mabuasehube Gate and Hakuntsi. What can we expect today? In the Kalahari we say always ‘expect the unexpected’!

Overnight: KAA CAMP – basic facilities – 270km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

DAY 5 and 6 – KAA 4×4 trail

Swartpan overlooks a waterpoint and we can see the animals coming to drink. We do several game rides in the rolling sand-dunes and flat pans.

Overnight: Swartpan – no facilities – 100km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

DAY 7-KAA 4×4 trail

Pack up one hour before sunrise and depart to Thupapedi. Today we can maybe see the King of the Kalahari?

Overnight: Thupapedi – no facilities – 100km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 8 – Kgalagadi

Safari drive to Polentswa. This camp has a view over the Nossob river bed.

Overnight: Polentswa – basic facilities – 200km

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 – Kgalagadi

Game drive in the Nossob riverbed south. We can see a lot of animals here, as there’s a wider variety of vegetation right through the year.

Overnight: Rooiputs – basic camping – 150km

Day 10 – Upington – 300km

Safari drive to Twee Rivieren and then Upington. Tour ends at your lodge.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch


  • Camping equipment like tent, mattress, chairs and tables, cooking utensils, as well as air-conditioned guide vehicle, driver/guide, accommodation fees and meals.


  • Conservation fee of R300 per person per day payable Kgalagadi cash or credit card.
  • Bottled water / soft – and alcoholic drinks / snaks in between meals (shops available at every camp)

Guests need:

  • Sleeping bag, sun block, hat, closed shoes, torch, insect repellant and personal toiletries.
  • Please keep luggage to a minimum – 10kg per client

We need to know:

  • Where to pick you up from on day of departure 8h30
  • Your dietary requirements
  • Any special interests we should know about?

ALTERATIONS TOURS: Accommodation may vary due to weather conditions and availability.

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